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2023 Adult Summer Reading Program

How to Participate

Printer-Friendly Bingo Sheets

Printer-Friendly Program Brochure

Participants can pick up a Summer Reading Bingo sheet at the Circulation Desk or Information Desk in the library starting June 24.

Finish a “Bingo row’ and get entered into a prize drawing. All participants who finish as least one “Bingo row” get a Prendergast Library tote bag to fill with book sale books.

Complete a whole bingo sheet and get entered into a special prize drawing!

Fun bingo activities:

  • Read outside.
  • Participate in a library program.
  • Try a new recipe.
  • Attend a community event.
  • Read a book by an NYS author.
  • Read a book by an author you haven’t heard of.
  • And lots more!

Want to Participate online?

  • Create an account on our summer reading website at READsquared or download the app from Apple or Google Play.
  • Check off your Bingo Sheet activities online starting June 24.


  • The winner of the completed bingo sheet drawing will receive a $50 gift card to Landmark Restaurant.
  • Halfway prize drawing: $25 gift card to the Labyrinth Press Company.

Special Programs & Events

Community Block Party & Summer Reading Kick-off

Saturday, June 24: 11:00-2:00

Join us to celebrate the start of Summer Reading at our annual Block Party! Enjoy food, games, crafting, music, prizes, and more.

Jamestown Public Market’s Mobile Market

Wednesdays, June 14-September 28: 11:30-12:30

The Mobile Market will be at the library every Wednesday from 11:30-12:30 with local fruit and veggies. All produce is priced below retail value, and SNAP is accepted.

All Ages Drumming with Infinity

Thursdays, July 6 – August 17: 11:00-12:00

Join us on the library’s front lawn for a drum circle. Drums and other percussion instruments will be provided. You are welcome to bring your drum. No experience is necessary.

Eco-Dyeing Class with Pearl City Clayhouse

Tuesday, July 18: 5:00-7:00

Learn how to create and utilize natural dyes for a beautiful product at this program led by Deb Eck. Registration Required. Registration opens June 16.

Fairy Garden Workshop

Saturday, August 19: 1:00-3:00

Build a magical garden. All materials are provided. Registration required. Registration opens June 16. Please call 716-484-7135 x 226.

Books & Brews @ Brazil

Wednesday, July 12 & August 9: 5:30

Books & Brews is a monthly book club that meets at Brazil (10 E. 4th St, Jamestown) on the second Wednesday of each month. Each month we’ll read a novel and then gather to talk about the book in a fun, casual atmosphere, with discussion led by the library staff.

July’s book: Circe by Madeline Miller

August’s book: Sea of Tranquility by Emily St. John Mandel

Bingo Book Lists

Still looking for another book to read? Fill out our Reader’s Advisory form and a librarian will send you a personalized list of suggested books!